Jeep Patriot – An Affordable Trail Rated Vehicle

by Lloyd Frazier

We are in the market for a new vehicle since moving to the Rockies. The Jeep Patriot looks like it will fit our needs. Daimler-Chrysler did it right by making an affordable off-roader with a car like ride. For around 14K for an entry level model you can be out hitting the trails. You will also be comfortable going shopping for groceries or taking the kids to their soccer game. I haven’t seen one yet. Our local dealer should have them in stock any day now.

Just what exactly does “Trail Rated” mean? The Trail Rated badge means that a Jeep 4X4 has been designed to perform in five categories: traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation, and water fording. Got to and see exactly what the specs are. Pretty impressive if you ask me.

Lloyd, signing out…